Maria Isabel Layson was recognized by the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for her study, "Bioactive Component, Antioxidant Activity, and Antidiabetic Properties of Muntingia
The Best 6 Projects (team and individual) were awarded to John Eric Aggarao, Kathleen Chloie Antonio, and Anna Beatriz Suavengco of Taguig Science High School (National Capital Region) for "Isolation, Characterization, And Screening Of Endophytic Bacteria For Biocontrol Potential Against Brown Eye Spot In Coffee"; and Maria Isabel Layson of Iloilo National High School (Region VI) for "Bioactive Component, Antioxidant Activity, and Antidiabetic Properties of Muntingia
calabura Linn, An In Vitro Study" in the Life Science category.
Phenology, seed dispersal, and colonization in Muntingia
calabura, a neotropical pioneer tree.
Salleh, "Antinociceptive activity of methanolic extract of Muntingia
calabura leaves: further elucidation of the possible mechanisms," BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol.
Zaid et al., "Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects of Muntingia
calabura aqueous extract in animal models," Journal of Natural Medicines, vol.
With regard to gastric ulcer treatments, various studies have shown the ability of plant-based extracts to exert gastroprotective activity such as Bauhinia purpurea , Muntingia
calabura , and Annona reticulate .
Jamil et al., "In vitro antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of the extracts of Muntingia
calabura leaves," The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, vol.